Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

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Men's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Date September 22, 1988 (heats & finals)
Competitors 78 from 50 nations
Winning time 48.63 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    France
«1984 1992»
Swimming events at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place on 22 September at the Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool in Seoul, South Korea.

U.S. overwhelming favorite Matt Biondi smashed a new Olympic record to claim his first ever individual gold and fourth career medal in swimming at these Games. Maintaining a lead from start to finish, he pulled away from a star-studded field to hit the wall first in 48.63.[1][2] Biondi also enjoyed his teammate Chris Jacobs taking home the silver in 49.08, as the Americans climbed on top of the podium for the sixth time in the event's Olympic history with a 1–2 finish. Earlier in the prelims, Jacobs sliced off Rowdy Gaines' 1984 record by six-tenths of a second to establish a new Olympic standard of 49.20 in the eighth heat, until Biondi eventually lowered it to 49.04 in the final of ten heats.[3] Meanwhile, France's Stéphan Caron held off an intense sprint battle against Soviet duo Gennadiy Prigoda and Iurie Başcatov to take home the bronze in 49.62.[1]

Records[edit]

The existing World and Olympic records at the time of the competition were:

World record  Matt Biondi (USA) 48.42 Austin, United States 10 August 1988
Olympic record  Rowdy Gaines (USA) 49.80 Los Angeles, United States 31 July 1984

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
September 22 Heat 8 Chris Jacobs United States 49.20 OR
September 22 Heat 10 Matt Biondi United States 49.04 OR
September 22 Final Matt Biondi United States 48.63 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[4]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 10 Matt Biondi United States 49.04 Q, OR
2 8 Chris Jacobs United States 49.20 Q
3 9 Stéphan Caron France 49.37 Q
4 9 Iurie Başcatov Soviet Union 50.08 Q
5 10 Gennadiy Prigoda Soviet Union 50.13 Q
6 8 Per Johansson Sweden 50.22 Q
7 9 Andrew Baildon Australia 50.34 Q
8 8 Tommy Werner Sweden 50.45 Q
9 10 Steffen Zesner East Germany 50.73 q, WD
10 7 Hilton Woods Netherlands Antilles 50.73 q
11 8 Franz Mortensen Denmark 50.74 q
12 8 Sven Lodziewski East Germany 50.77 q
13 9 Thomas Fahrner West Germany 50.78 q
14 10 Sandy Goss Canada 50.81 q
15 9 Tsvetan Golomeev Bulgaria 50.82 q
16 9 Tom Stachewicz Australia 50.90 q
17 10 Stéfan Voléry Switzerland 50.96 q
18 8 Roberto Gleria Italy 50.97
19 9 Torsten Wiegel West Germany 51.02
20 9 Christophe Kalfayan France 51.05
21 10 Andy Jameson Great Britain 51.18
22 8 Roland Lee Great Britain 51.20
23 7 Dano Halsall Switzerland 51.21
24 4 Manuel Guzmán Puerto Rico 51.25
25 7 Peter Rohde Denmark 51.38
26 10 Petr Kladiva Czechoslovakia 51.39
27 10 Shen Jianqiang China 51.40
28 7 Rodrigo González Mexico 51.46
29 7 Hans Kroes Netherlands 51.65
30 7 Patrick Dybiona Netherlands 51.79
31 6 Magnús Ólafsson Iceland 52.01
32 5 Shigeo Ogata Japan 52.08
33 6 Jorge Fernandes Brazil 52.23
34 6 Jean-Marie Arnould Belgium 52.26
35 6 Yves Clausse Luxembourg 52.27
36 7 Ross Anderson New Zealand 52.33
37 6 Emanuel Nascimento Brazil 52.41
38 6 Feng Qiangbiao China 52.45
39 5 Carlos Scanavino Uruguay 52.52
40 6 Ang Peng Siong Singapore 52.53
41 5 Markus Opatril Austria 52.66
42 8 Mihály Richárd Bodor Hungary 52.77
43 3 Oon Jin Gee Singapore 53.26
44 5 Murat Tahir Turkey 53.27
45 4 Mostafa Amer Egypt 53.57
46 5 Vaughan Smith Zimbabwe 53.58
47 5 Richard Sam Bera Indonesia 53.59
48 1 Garvin Ferguson Bahamas 53.62
49 4 Michael Wright Hong Kong 53.64
50 4 Li Khai Kam Hong Kong 53.70
51 4 Rene Concepcion Philippines 53.84
52 5 Hakan Eskioğlu Turkey 53.95
53 4 Jon Sakovich Guam 54.24
54 3 Hans Foerster Virgin Islands 54.29
55 3 Kwon Sang-Won South Korea 54.34
56 5 Ignacio Escamilla Mexico 54.56
57 3 Song Kwang-Sun South Korea 54.63
58 3 Ronald Pickard Virgin Islands 54.72
59 2 Mouhamed Diop Senegal 54.93
60 3 Graham Lewis Thompson Zimbabwe 55.20
61 1 Paul Yelle Barbados 55.35
62 3 Pedro Lima Angola 55.53
63 4 Chiang Chi-Li Chinese Taipei 55.87
64 2 Plutarco Castellanos Honduras 56.11
65 3 Hasan Al-Shammari Kuwait 56.44
66 2 Warren Sorby Fiji 56.66
67 1 Sergio Fafitine Mozambique 57.10
68 2 Pablo Barahona Honduras 57.97
69 2 Michele Piva San Marino 57.99
70 1 Jason Chute Fiji 58.14
71 2 Filippo Piva San Marino 58.39
72 1 Mohamed Bin Abid United Arab Emirates 58.81
73 2 Ahmad Faraj United Arab Emirates 59.10
74 2 Trevor Ncala Swaziland 59.25
75 1 Émile Lahoud Lebanon 1:02.40
76 1 Yul Mark du Pont Swaziland 1:02.70
077 6 Stefan Opatril Austria DSQ
078 7 Giorgio Lamberti Italy DNS

Finals[edit]

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Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 1 Tom Stachewicz Australia 50.71
10 2 Sandy Goss Canada 50.73
11 8 Stéfan Voléry Switzerland 50.74
12 3 Sven Lodziewski East Germany 51.00
13 5 Franz Mortensen Denmark 51.05
14 6 Thomas Fahrner West Germany 51.12
15 7 Tsvetan Golomeev Bulgaria 51.16
16 4 Hilton Woods Netherlands Antilles 51.25

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st 4 Matt Biondi United States 48.63 OR
2nd 5 Chris Jacobs United States 49.08
3rd 3 Stéphan Caron France 49.62
4 2 Gennadiy Prigoda Soviet Union 49.75
5 6 Iurie Başcatov Soviet Union 50.08
6 1 Andrew Baildon Australia 50.23
7 7 Per Johansson Sweden 50.35
8 8 Tommy Werner Sweden 50.54

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Games at a Glance". New York Times. 23 September 1988. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Robb, Sharon (23 September 1988). "Evans Sets Record, Wins 2nd Gold". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Husar, John (22 September 1988). "'Tight' Biondi Sets Record In Heats". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Seoul 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 401. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Seoul 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Seoul 1988. LA84 Foundation. p. 402. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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